Tag#Women

Trump’s offensive comments part of larger problem

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Originally Published in the¬†Cleveland¬†Plain Dealer You may be shocked by Trump’s offensive comments about women, but let’s be honest: There are much deeper issues at play that transcend this one misogynist. Our American society has normalized a culture of sexual anarchy, and its adverse effects continue to be uncovered in a number of ways, regardless of whether the public knows it or...

Giving thanks for an extraordinary mother

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Originally posted in Mercury News Just five weeks earlier we were laughing and arguing as mother and son often do. But on Oct. 22, 2015 I hugged my mother, Amatul Karim Nusrat Chaudhry, for the last time. On Sept. 14 all appeared well. On Sept. 17 we discovered end stage cancer in her liver, rapidly spreading throughout her abdomen. By Oct. 22, my mother’s vitals began to fade, and I...